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Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver

As part of the March 9th ElderCare Focus Group of Southeastern Wisconsin informational program, join us for a conversation with former governor of Wisconsin Marty Schreiber about dementia. Governor Screiber has seen his wife Elaine gradually transform from the woman who had gracefully entertained in the Executive Residence to one who sometimes no longer recognizes him as her husband. In My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver, Marty candidly counsels those taking on this caregiving role. More than an account of Marty's struggles in caring for his wife, My Two Elaines also offers sage advice that respects the one with Alzheimer's while maintaining the caregiver's health. As two-thirds of those with Alzheimer's are women, he offers special guidance for men thrust into an unexpected job. With patience, adaptability, and even a sense of humor, Marty shows how love continues for his Second Elaine. 

Additional caregiver resources are available at:

https://www.alz.org/care/

Caregivers for Alzheimer's and Dementia Face Special Challenges

You are not alone. Whether you need information about early-stage caregiving,middle-stage caregiving, or late-stage caregiving, the Alzheimer's Association is here to help.

 

Here's a link to Schreiber's story:

http://www.wiseye.org/Video-Archive/Event-Detail/evhdid/10584

 

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